Make It Yourself: Wide Leg Pants Women

Lisa Miller-Mecham
by Lisa Miller-Mecham
5 Materials
2 Hours

Welcome back to another tutorial! Today, I’m going to be sharing with you how to make these super easy wide leg pants. I love how loose and lightweight these are. They’re perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon (or a busy work from home Wednesday!).

Tools and materials:

  • Pattern
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Measure your fabric

Cut out your fabric 

First, assemble your pattern. Then use it as a guide and begin to cut out your fabric. You will be cutting out two leg pieces and one waistband. 

DIY wide leg pants

Sew the side seams

Fold one leg in half - right sides together - lining up your side seams. Use a pin to secure the side seams and sew using a surge or a narrow zigzag stitch and a ballpoint needle. Repeat on the other side. 

Easy wide leg pants

Attach the legs 

Bring your two leg pieces together by the center back (of the crotch). Match them and pin them into place. Next, work your way around the crotch of the pants until you come to the center front. Sew together along this curve. 

How to make wide leg pants

Add in the waistband 

Take out your waistband pattern pieces and measure out your fabric. Cut according to the pattern. Next, fold your waistband in half so that the short ends meet together. Pin to secure and sew along the short edge. 

Measure your waistband

Once your waistband resembles a short tube, fold in half again so the raw seams align. Place a pin along this stitch line to mark your center back. Then, gently stretch the waistband to find the exact opposite side and place a pin there to mark the center front. And finally, stretch the waistband one last time so that the two pins meet; the unpinned sides are now your side seams. Pint to mark. 

Wide leg pants pattern

Match the pinned seams with the seams on your pant legs and pin them into place. Once secure, stretch, and sew along the opening to bring the two pieces together. 

Women’s wide leg pants

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial on how to make wide leg pants. They are so comfortable and versatile. Show me how gorgeous yours looks!

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  • Kgaletin Kgaletin on Jan 19, 2021

    Very nice! What type of fabric did you use? Krys

    • LorriLJ LorriLJ on Feb 23, 2021

      • 3 yards of medium-weight stretch knit fabric with at least 25% 4-way stretch (such as bamboo / soy jersey blends, organic cotton, and rayon)

  • Sue Sue on Feb 09, 2021

    Woo Hoo...nice and easy way to make them.

    We called em Bell bottoms back in the day 😂 the late 60s early 70s are the hot new style again! Now all you need is a nice wide collared or a flowing tye-dyed blouse and you'll be styling 😎